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Published July 29, 2011, 09:05 PM

Former Sioux Parise Agrees to Contract with Devils, Avoids Arbitration

The New Jersey Devils have reached an agreement with high-scoring left wing Zach Parise on a one-year-contract.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have reached an agreement with high-scoring left wing Zach Parise on a one-year-contract.

In making the announcement late Friday afternoon, Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said the two sides were continuing to work on a multiyear deal.

The Devils had filed for arbitration with Parise in June. He would have become an unrestricted free agent in 2012 had he not reached a new deal.

Parise earned $5 million last season, a year in which he was limited to 13 games and three goals by a knee injury that required surgery. He had been the catalyst of the Devils' offense the previous four seasons, scoring 146 goals.

Parise played at UND from 2002 to 2004.

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